How to Share Amazon Prime Without Sharing Your Password
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If you have Amazon Prime, you’ve probably had friends and family members ask you every once in a while if they can use your Prime account to buy stuff with free two-day shipping. Now whether you think password sharing is ethical or not, you can’t deny that it’s risky.

As a Prime member, there’s one benefit you may have overlooked: you can create an Amazon Household that links multiple accounts together and shares certain Prime benefits across all linked accounts.


Each Amazon Household can have two adults and four children. Once adults agree to share wallet information between accounts (e.g. credit cards), they can share the following Prime features:

  • Free two-day shipping.
  • Prime Video.
  • Prime Photos.
  • Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Amazon Prime Student accounts can’t be adults in a Household. Meanwhile, children accounts have access to all of the digital content stored on either adult account, including eBooks, audiobooks, Kindle apps and games, and more.

The fact that wallet information is shared means that you’ll only want to hook up with someone you trust, but it’s a much better option that giving them complete access to your account by sharing your password (in which case they’d have access to your wallet information anyway).

Does Amazon Household sound like a useful feature? If not, what else would it need to entice you to use it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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  1. Waggers
    March 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    It's infuriating that Amazon Household doesn't extend to the Amazon Prime music service. In Amazon's strange view of the world, I might watch the same films and TV as my wife and we both might want to order things really quickly, but we would never dream of sharing our CD collection...

    Because we both love music, we're password-sharing so we can both get the benefit of Amazon Prime Music.

    • Anonymous
      March 1, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Totally agree. Is really confusing we can share shows & movies but not your purchased music nor the Prime free/streaming music.

      Oh, but you do have the option to purchase an additional Prime subscription for your household, of course. ;)

      And don't get me started on how costly Amazon Fresh is now...

    • Joel Lee
      March 1, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Yeah, I don't know why Prime Music isn't included in the sharing. Maybe it's a licensing thing, or maybe it's a logistical issue... or, hopefully, it's just an oversight on their part. Maybe if enough people complain, they'll change it. (Not gonna hold my breath, lol.)